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Shroud gets scared by his own YouTube recommendations bar

by Matt Porter

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was terrified of his YouTube recommendations bar during a stream on Wednesday, January 3.

The former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player is well known for his gaming streams, where he regularly plays battle royale titles such as Call of Duty’s Blackout.

On Wednesday, shroud spent most of his stream playing Rainbow Six: Siege, but towards the end of his broadcast started to watch classic videos from the HowToBasic YouTube channel, which creates instructional videos with strange and amusing twists in them.

While scrolling through the channel’s videos, he came across two of HowToBasic’s most popular videos, titled “How to put on a condom” and “How to have sex.” Grzesiek quickly watched them to see if he could show them on stream, but soon realized that the issue wouldn’t be with the video, but with the videos he was then being recommended.

“Literally all the way up the right hand side,” laughed shroud as he stared at his recommended videos. “Oh my God, they just have straight-up visual examples of everything on YouTube, what the fuck!”

“This is how you get a streamer banned. This is just fine? The things you can get away with when you call some educational. There is some weird shit on Youtube, and I’m uncomfortable!”

Grzesiek was likely referring to content that would generally be classified as “not safe for work” but is allowed on YouTube as it’s been uploaded for educational purposes.

Still, it’s a good thing that the streamer didn’t show what was on his screen, as it’s likely he would have received a ban, much like the Romanian streamer who accidentally showed herself topless during a broadcast.